The annual contest offers funding for select research projects across each faculty division — biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and the arts and humanities.
The findings add to a growing understanding of how the immune system can recognize drugs and influence their effects in the body, which may ultimately support the production and delivery of a vaccine that reduces the harm of opioid abuse.
“All three states remain battlegrounds that should not be ignored by either campaign,” said Barry Burden, political science professor and director of the Elections Research Center.
It’s evidence that the differences in visual and “audible” representations in the mind are connected to differences in the way we organize our thinking.
Volunteers are being tested for the virus that causes COVID-19 by spitting in a vial, which may prove faster, cheaper and less complicated than other common tests, according to UW–Madison researchers.
An effective test of cTnI variations could one day provide doctors with a better ability to diagnose heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S.
When high schools cut athletes from sports teams, it can be painful for those who didn’t make the team. But it also has wider implications, according to research from UW kinesiology graduate student Mayrena Hernandez.
The vaccine will target those most vulnerable to COVID-19 — namely, the elderly and those with health conditions that weaken their immune system. Phase 1 trials could begin in early 2021 and UW–Madison may be a trial site.
The researchers dubbed their device FingerTrak. It can sense and translate into 3D the many positions of the human hand, including 20 finger joint positions.
These resources allow the university to support many investigators at once by maintaining and upgrading high-end instrumentation that would be cost-prohibitive for any single lab.
A team of researchers have described a pathway for furan fatty acid production in bacteria and other cells. This long chain fatty acid could substitute for petroleum-based products including fuel, engine lubricant, medicines and food additives.
As a woman in a field dominated by men, McCoy rarely received the accolades that her male colleagues did, but by all accounts, she felt welcome at the university and respected by her peers.